Course syllabus SIT - Safety in Transport (ŠAVŠ - Sklad předmětů)

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Course title:
Safety in Transport
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Course supervisor: prof. Ing. Jan Kovanda, CSc.
Supervising department: Department of Logistics, Quality and Automotive Technology (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration:
Time allowance:
full-time, 1/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/8 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study:
Form of teaching:
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Mode of completion and credits:
Classified fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
Course objective:
The target of the course is to provide students with the principles of active and passive safety vehicle systems, basics of biomechanics and crashworthiness.
Course methods:
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Course content:
1.Transport safety, statistics, evaluation of accidents. (allowance 1/1)
Legislation in vehicle safety, approval tests. (allowance 1/1)
Passive safety principles, accidents prevention. (allowance 1/1)
4.Introduction to injury biomechanics, models in biomechanics. (allowance 1/1)
Injury mechanisms, description and evaluation. (allowance 1/1)
6.Definition of injury criteria. (allowance 1/1)
Crash test dummies, mathematical models. (allowance 1/1)
Injury mechanisms of head and brain, criteria, brain diffuse injury. Evaluation of neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and extermities injuries. (allowance 1/1)
Restraint systems functions and principles. Safety belts design. (allowance 1/1)
Airbag function, design, deploying dynamics. (allowance 1/1)
11.Design, sensing and activation of restraint systems. (allowance 1/1)
Development and testing in passive safety. (allowance 1/1)
13.Crashworthiness. car-body design for safety. (allowance 1/1)
After-crash systems -- emergency call. (allowance 1/1)
Learning outcomes and competences:
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Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures
14 h
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     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials
14 h
0 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work
28 h
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     Preparation for final test
28 h
0 h
84 h0 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
30 %
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Term paper
30 %0 %
Final test40 %
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Total100 %
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Course completion:
The final evaluation is composed of the following activities: participation in seminars and lectures (35%), submission of a course paper (25%), passing the final test (40%).

Final evaluation
100% - 90% passed, mark 1 (A)
89% - 83% passed, mark 2 (B)
82% - 75% passed, mark 2 (C)
74% - 68% passed, mark 3 (D)
67% - 60% passed, mark 3 (E)
59% - 0% faild, mark N (F)
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
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Reading list:
VOGEL, D. -- SCHAAR, O. Crash analysis.  [online]. 2006. URL:

Kovanda, J., Riva, R.: Vehicle-human Interaction. Ed. Spiegel, Milano, 1999

Study plans:
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Run in the period of:
SS 2013/2014, WS 2013/2014, SS 2012/2013, WS 2012/2013 (and older)
Course tutor:
Teaching language:
Czech, English
Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Mgr. Luděk Švejdar on 11/15/2017.

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